No. 9 – A Whirlwind of Answer
The three time NBA steals leader, turns another defensive play into an offensive masterpiece. Our number nine moment comes from the 2000 1st Round playoff series, as the 76ers squared off against the Charlotte Hornets.
As Iverson comes up with yet another steal against the Hornets, he drives the length of the floor in the 2 on 1 fastbreak. As he approaches the lane he jumps to make a pass, as he turns and sees it is Eric Snow trailing the play, he realizes it is probably a higher percentage to continue spinning and try make the shot then to drop it off to E Snow for the highly probable missed lay up. In true Answer fashion, he completes the bucket himself, and another highlight is created, our number 9 moment in AI’s Sixer career.
*vid to come, could only find a compilation with this highlight, working on an isolated vid
As we look forward to the return of legendary 76er Allen Iverson to the (215) one week from tonight, we begin a tribute to the Answer and will take a look back at some of Allen Iverson’s greatest moments in a Sixer uniform. We will be counting down his top 10 highlights on daily basis with the top three coming on game-day, Wednesday, March 19th at the Wachovia Center.
Without further ado, lets begin the countdown…
No. 10 – Easy like Sunday Morning
On a Sunday afternoon game in Toronto’s Maple Leaf Garden, with the shot clock running down, Sixer guard Eric Snow drives into the lane and draws two defenders, (as we all know in the (215) why would anyone leave their man to help on Eric Snow) . Snow stops, pulls up and attempts a bank runner that is naturally off the mark and a highlight for the ages is in the making.
While the ball hangs in the air, 6-11 Raptor center, Marcus Camby appears to have great box out position on a Sixers big man (is that Scottie Williams), when the 6 foot Iverson SKIES over the trees and emphatically one hand slams the put back over the Camby Man. Promptly followed by native Canuck John Saunders “ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That’s a point guard folks. You know once a game this guy will do something that will make you fall out of your seat!”